Academics at UIS
UIS will hold its 43rd commencement ceremony May 17 in the Prairie Capital Convention Center downtown. As many as 6,000 guests will be on hand – which also means a considerable number of restaurant meals and hotel rooms purchased locally. Walgreens exec Donovan Pepper, a UIS alum, will be the speaker. Related links: Live webcast… Read More »
A former high school football star who spent five years in prison after being falsely accused of rape was the special guest at the Illinois Innocence Project’s awards dinner next month. In 2002, Brian Banks had orally committed to continue his football career at the University of Southern California but was accused of kidnapping and… Read More »
Dr. Holly Kent, a professor of history at UIS, wore traditional mourning dress from the Civil War period and participated in the Civil War Fashion Show at the Springfield Art Association, and Chancellor Koch blogged about this. Related links: Holly Kent featured on Flickr photo
UIS students and faculty get mentioned in news outlets in the state of Illinois more than 150 times a month, and we do our best to keep track of them. Related links: For more information, contact Blake Wood Visit the UIS Newsroom online
As an outfielder on the University of Illinois Springfield baseball team, Adam Unes knows being a NCAA student-athlete means more than just taking the field and playing ball. Unes and his teammates spent over 300 hours during the spring semester volunteering at St. John’s Breadline. A great example of Leadership lived! Related links: What “Leadership… Read More »
The Art Student League presents the 2014 University of Illinois Springfield Student Juried Exhibition from March 31 to April 11, 2014, in the Access Gallery in the Visual and Performing Arts Building.
The popular Friday Night Star Parties resume in April 2014. Those dates include: April 4, 11, 18, and 25. Friday Night Star Parties are held from 8 to 10 p.m., weather permitting, at the UIS observatory on the roof of Brookens Library. Related links: More info about the star parties
UIS observes Black History Month with many programs and speakers. These events draw students, staff, faculty and people from the community.
Michael Cheney, professor of communication, got a lot of attention recently because of his expertise on the Beatles. He teaches a course called, “The Beatles: Popular Music and Society.” He described the Beatles’ appearance on the “The Ed Sullivan Show” as a tipping point on how music and youth culture would evolve in this country…. Read More »
Award-winning journalist Chris Young, a longtime State Journal-Register writer and photographer, earned UIS’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award. His thesis was entitled “Response of the Franklin’s Ground Squirrel to Recreational Trail Development in Springfield, Illinois” and he was advised by Associate Professor Tih-Fen Ting. He recently left the SJ-R to work for the Illinois Department of… Read More »